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Edvinsson Scores Twice For Griffins

Edvinsson has three multi-point efforts in his last five games



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Red Wings top defense prospect Simon Edvinsson is on a five-game point streak with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.

Both the rejuvenated Grand Rapids Griffins and top Detroit Red Wings defense prospect Simon Edvinsson were continuing to roll on Friday at Van Andel Arena.

Getting a pair of goals from Edvinsson, Grands Rapids were 4-1 winners over the Milwaukee Admirals. Forward Jonatan Berggren, just returning to the Griffins earlier Friday from a stint with the Red Wings, was doling out an assist on Edvinsson’s second goal. Detroit draftees Albert Johansson and Elmer Soderblom each were contributing a pair of assists to the Griffins cause.

Edvinsson now has points in five successive games for Grand Rapids, showing 2-6-8 numbers over that span. In three of those five games, the Swedish defenseman has been counting multi-point performances.

Berggren, meanwhile, was extending his AHL points-scoring streak to four games (3-3-6). He’s accumulated 12 points (4-8-12) over 12 games with Grand Rapids.

Forward Taro Hirose drew an assist to extend his point-scoring streak to a season-high six games (3-6-9). However, the five-game streak of forward Austin Czarnik (3-3-6) came to a halt.

In goal, Sebastian Cossa, like Edvinsson a 2021 Detroit first-round draft pick, was parrying 35 of 36 shots to improve to 3-3-2 on the season.

Grand Rapids was posting its third win in the past four games. The Griffins were 4-7-2 on the season prior to this recent turnaround.

Griffins Send Tuomisto To Toledo

Just back from injury, the Griffins were assigning defenseman Antti Tuomisto to the ECHL Toledo Walleye.

Tuomisto has suited up for two games with the Griffins, making his North America pro debut on Oct. 13 against the Colorado Eagles. The Pori, Finland, native has not seen game action since Oct. 21, as he has been recovering from an upper-body injury.